Obi: Gerbil on a School Trip

Obi: Gerbil on a School Trip

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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101592298
  • 208 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 9-12 years


For fans of The World According to Humphrey, Obi’s newest escapade is taking her into uncharted territory— the classroom!

Obi the gerbil just has to know if she is Rachel’s favorite pet. She’ll do anything to find out—even if that means going to school as a stowaway in Rachel’s backpack. She quickly finds that there’s a lot to learn as she is thrust into a world filled with stampeding children, a secret society of class pets, and a whoopee cushion. Worst of all, Obi becomes trapped in the school overnight! With the same wits, determination, and bravery that make her first two books so appealing, Obi the Jedi gerbil’s humorous adventures continue, peppered with the same comical cartoon illustrations that make each page a delight.


Now a 2013 Bank Street Best Book of the Year!

“Short chapters, interspersed illustrations and the funny narrative voice make this series a good choice for readers just wandering into chapter-book territory.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Great characters, a contemporary setting, and a mix of popular culture as well as references to children’s literature make this a perfect book for the upper elementary crowd.” – Library Media Connection

Obi, Gerbil on the Loose was the winner of the Florida Sunshine State Award, and was nominated for the Sequoyah Children’s Book Award. — Various